Final Debate Seals Deal For Some, Others Want More
Monday night's third and final presidential debate left some undecided voters in Queens wanting more as the election heads into the final stretch. NY1's Ruschell Boone filed the following report.
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Most New Yorkers watched Monday night's debate with their minds already made up, but for many undecided voters in Middle Village, Queens, the third and final spar was exactly what they needed to bring them closer to a decision.
Some undecided voters, however, were not impressed with either candidate.
"I think they both had really good talking points but I think that a lot of them dodged the really hard questions and they were just saying and pandering to sound best," said one Queens resident.
"The president was still doing a lot of that, almost campaign talk. Obvious campaign talk and I think Romney was doing a little less of that," said another Queens resident.
At the Juniper Park Civic Association watch party, staunch Republicans and Democrats alike felt their candidate scored big.
"I really do think Obama won. I mean he is the commander-in-chief," said one Queens resident.
" believe Romney won the debate because he was more specific on the economy even though it was a foreign affairs debate," said another Queens resident.
The debate even drew applause at times from the more than two dozen people who packed the La Bella Cuchina Restaurant.
"I think Obama made some good points. I think he called Mitt Romney out on his lies which I appreciate," said one Queens resident.
There were also quite a few boos in the crowd when some heard answers from the president they didn't like.
The boos came mostly from some Republicans and Democrats who are not supporting President Obama this time around.
"The one thing about President Obama, the thing that really annoys me about him is that he never really answers the question," said one Queens resident.
Some say the debate gave them some clarity on the answer of who to vote for come November.